New and Improved Features in Blackboard Ultra — Mar 2023 Update

Please note this month’s new and improved features in Blackboard Ultra. For more details, please follow the links below:

Grading Multiple-Attempt Assessments

When grading submissions with multiple attempts, instructors no longer need to close an attempt then select a different attempt. It is now possible to navigate directly between a student’s attempts using a drop-down menu in the top-left corner of the page.

Gradebook Student List View – Sorting Controls

Instructors can now sort the Gradebook Student list view on the Overall Grade column to identify students with grades at a grade boundary, or to order students from highest to lower grade, or vice versa.

Course Activity Report Table Enhancements

The table has been updated to make it easier to:

  • Select and message students
  • Identify students who may be falling behind using the Days of Inactivity column
  • View a student’s performance and engagement using the Student Overview
  • Access more student information such as accommodations, name pronunciation, and personal pronouns.

Rescheduling Announcements

Instructors can now reschedule announcements without having to recreate them, by changing the show on and hide after fields to a future date.

Deactivating Post Activity in Discussions

There is now a checkbox option in the Discussion Settings panel. When checked, participants cannot edit or delete discussion posts.

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